XR600 This thing rocks!!


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  • DesertCRF

Posted January 29, 2006 - 08:34 PM

#1

I bought a 2000 model year XR600 from a friend last week. It is dual sported and has a scotts dampner a desert tank and several other accessories. I currently ride a 2005 KTM 450MXC and have owned a XR400, YZF426, CRF450R, KTM 525SX and a few others. I rode this weekend here in the high desert of Ridgecrest CA, 125 miles offroad on Saturday and 165 miles offroad Sunday. I would have never thought in a million years, I would like an XR over my KTM. All I can say is the thing $@#* ROCKS!!! :thumbsup: Single track, whoops, fire roads, monster hills, sand washes. I rode it all and I rode the frigging piss out of it, flogging it, wheelies, jumps..big jumps. I am in love. :bonk:

  • BigBoreRacing

Posted January 29, 2006 - 08:57 PM

#2

[COLOR=Red]Hell yeah! Welcome aboard :thumbsup: ..You might as well sell your other stuff....they will collect a lot of dust now[/COLOR]

  • DesertCRF

Posted January 29, 2006 - 09:11 PM

#3

Yeah, but they sure do look pretty in my garage.

  • BigBoreRacing

Posted January 29, 2006 - 09:15 PM

#4

Yeah, but they sure do look pretty in my garage.


[COLOR=Red]lol...good point..And there always there for your friends to ride :thumbsup: [/COLOR]

  • targetdrone

Posted January 29, 2006 - 09:17 PM

#5

I have had my DS XR600 for a while now and just bought a YZ426F. For now I ride my XR more, but after I get the YZ plated that ratio is going to change. The XR is more comfortable and has a better disposition, especially for longer rides. There is room in my garage for both bikes....however my old XL600 has got to go.

  • wickedsprint

Posted January 29, 2006 - 09:20 PM

#6

I have always loved the XR600.

  • gaspipe

Posted January 29, 2006 - 09:44 PM

#7

I had a '00 XR600R also. Great machine, reliable as a sledgehammer. Sold it to a buddy who rides it with me on most all of my Mexico runs. Once they are sorted out and set up, they're great long distance rides.

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  • XR6's_rule

Posted January 30, 2006 - 01:21 AM

#8

I've owned three XR6's. Now ride a '99 WR400F which is a blast to ride, but I miss the XR6 for its effortless from zero revs power, forgiving handling, and of course the reliablity.

  • MotoGoalie

Posted January 30, 2006 - 11:25 AM

#9

I have had my DS XR600 for a while now and just bought a YZ426F. For now I ride my XR more, but after I get the YZ plated that ratio is going to change. The XR is more comfortable and has a better disposition, especially for longer rides. There is room in my garage for both bikes....however my old XL600 has got to go.


Ha! we have similar choice in bikes. :thumbsup: Check out my sig. I'll never sell my XR though. It rules mountain trails.

  • ToyHaulerTrash

Posted March 18, 2006 - 07:10 PM

#10

What suspension work is done to your bike? I also have a 2000 XR600 and am looking into some suspension work...Please advise :thumbsup:

  • DesertCRF

Posted March 19, 2006 - 07:15 AM

#11

The suspension on mine is stock.

  • threelittlepigs

Posted March 19, 2006 - 07:25 AM

#12

i can't believe that you are suprised, ride red, nothing beats a tank in the desert, ask saddam :thumbsup:

  • targetdrone

Posted March 19, 2006 - 07:58 PM

#13

What suspension work is done to your bike? I also have a 2000 XR600 and am looking into some suspension work...Please advise :thumbsup:


My '93 XR has revalved forks and an Ohlins shock. After riding My YZ426 and the XR back to back, I think I might be faster on the XR, except for the really tight or really rough stuff. The Yamaha seems so stiff. I am going to play with the settings before spending money on the suspension. The YZ is at a friend's house getting a softer seat. No matter how soft he makes it, I know it will never be as comfortable as the sofa on the 600.

  • XR_RON

Posted March 20, 2006 - 08:44 AM

#14

Shoot man are you kidding me?I got my 86XR600 in91-92 when living in San Diego,Was fortunate to have rode west coast terrain,any way My 86 XR600 performed exceptional,desert mountains,right at home,I never fell out of a ride cause of the bike,it could go anywhere my friends could go on a small platoon of assorted 2 and 4 stroke bikes,some of the best rides I have ever done,that is a great off-road riding state,Beach babes,had it all.





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